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Iowa's season-opening football game slated for 11 a.m. kickoff

Mark Emmert
Hawk Central

Iowa's 2017 football season will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 2. Kickoff time for the opener against Wyoming was announced Tuesday by the Big Ten Network, which will televise the game at Kinnick Stadium.

The Hawkeyes will open the season with early start times in their first two games. It was previously announced that the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game at Iowa State the following week would also start at 11 a.m. That contest will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2.

The Iowa Hawkeyes football team will take the field for the first time in 2017 at 11 a.m. Sept. 2, vs. Wyoming.

Iowa’s final non-conference game against North Texas, set for Sept. 16 at Kinnick Stadium, will start at 2:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2. Iowa’s homecoming contest, Oct. 7 vs. Illinois, will start at 11 a.m., with the network designation still to be determined.

Iowa’s annual Black Friday contest at Nebraska (Nov. 24) will air on FS1, with a 3 p.m. start time.

Prime-time games for the remainder of the season, beginning with week four, will be announced no later than 12 days prior to the game date, per the new media rights agreements between the Big Ten Conference and its TV partners.

Iowa’s 2017 football schedule:

  • Sept. 2: Wyoming, 11 a.m., BTN
  • Sept. 9: at Iowa State, 11 a.m., ESPN/ESPN2
  • Sept. 16: North Texas, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2
  • Sept. 23: Penn State, TBA
  • Sept. 30: at Michigan State, TBA
  • Oct. 7: Illinois, 11 a.m., TBA
  • Oct. 21: at Northwestern, TBA
  • Oct. 28: Minnesota, TBA
  • Nov. 4: Ohio State, TBA
  • Nov. 11: at Wisconsin, TBA
  • Nov. 18: Purdue, TBA
  • Nov. 24: at Nebraska, 3 p.m., FS1